Arrow Films

A string of masterpieces behind him – including Ossessione, Senso, The Leopard and Death in Venice – the great Italian director Luchino Visconti turned his attentions to the life and death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1972, resulting in an epic of 19th-century decadence.

Dominated by Helmut Berger (The Damned, The Bloodstained Butterfly) in the title role, Ludwig nevertheless manages to find room for an impressive cast list: Romy Schneider (reprising her Elisabeth of Austria characterisation from the Sissi trilogy), Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice), Gert Fröbe (Goldfinger), John Moulder-Brown (Deep End) and Trevor Howard (Brief Encounter) as Richard Wagner.

As opulent as any of Visconti’s epics – Piero Tosi’s costume design was nominated for an Academy Award – Ludwig is presented here in its complete form in accordance with the director’s wishes.

Special Features

  • 2K restoration from the original film negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Two viewing options: the full-length theatrical cut or as five individual parts
  • Original Italian soundtrack with optional English subtitles
  • Original English soundtrack with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Interview with actor Helmut Berger
  • Interview with producer Dieter Geissler
  • Luchino Visconti, an hour-long documentary portrait of the director by Carlo Lizzani (Wake Up and Kill, Requiescant) containing interviews with Burt Lancaster, Vittorio Gassman, Francesco Rosi, Claudia Cardinale and others
  • Speaking with Suso Cecchi d’Amico, an interview with the screenwriter
  • Silvana Mangano: The Scent of a Primrose, a half-hour portrait of the actress
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two choices of original poster artwork
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
257 mins approx
Director:
Luchino Visconti
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Helmut Berger

Romy Schneider

Trevor Howard
Subtitle Languages:

English & English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1973
Main Language:
Italian

English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
B

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Arrow Films

A string of masterpieces behind him – including Ossessione, Senso, The Leopard and Death in Venice – the great Italian director Luchino Visconti turned his attentions to the life and death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1972, resulting in an epic of 19th-century decadence.

Dominated by Helmut Berger (The Damned, The Bloodstained Butterfly) in the title role, Ludwig nevertheless manages to find room for an impressive cast list: Romy Schneider (reprising her Elisabeth of Austria characterisation from the Sissi trilogy), Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice), Gert Fröbe (Goldfinger), John Moulder-Brown (Deep End) and Trevor Howard (Brief Encounter) as Richard Wagner.

As opulent as any of Visconti’s epics – Piero Tosi’s costume design was nominated for an Academy Award – Ludwig is presented here in its complete form in accordance with the director’s wishes.

Special Features

  • 2K restoration from the original film negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Two viewing options: the full-length theatrical cut or as five individual parts
  • Original Italian soundtrack with optional English subtitles
  • Original English soundtrack with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Interview with actor Helmut Berger
  • Interview with producer Dieter Geissler
  • Luchino Visconti, an hour-long documentary portrait of the director by Carlo Lizzani (Wake Up and Kill, Requiescant) containing interviews with Burt Lancaster, Vittorio Gassman, Francesco Rosi, Claudia Cardinale and others
  • Speaking with Suso Cecchi d’Amico, an interview with the screenwriter
  • Silvana Mangano: The Scent of a Primrose, a half-hour portrait of the actress
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two choices of original poster artwork
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
257 mins approx
Director:
Luchino Visconti
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Helmut Berger

Romy Schneider

Trevor Howard
Subtitle Languages:

English & English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1973
Main Language:
Italian

English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
B

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